Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse

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Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse
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Coat of arms of Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse
Coat of arms
Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse is located in France
Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse
Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse
Coordinates: 46°40′01″N 5°03′42″E / 46.6669°N 5.0617°E / 46.6669; 5.0617Coordinates: 46°40′01″N 5°03′42″E / 46.6669°N 5.0617°E / 46.6669; 5.0617
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Louhans
Canton Montret
Intercommunality Canton of Montret
Area1 15.75 km2 (6.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 455
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 71489 / 71440
Elevation 183–212 m (600–696 ft)
(avg. 475 m or 1,558 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

It lies 22 km (14 mi) southeast of Chalon-sur-Saône and 16 km (10 mi) west-northwest of Louhans.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1801 606 —    
1881 972 +60.4%
1931 669 −31.2%
1946 556 −16.9%
1975 349 −37.2%
1982 365 +4.6%
2000 485 +32.9%

Sights[edit]

There are ruins of a medieval castle southeast of the town.

Name[edit]

The place name, formerly Saint-Vincent-en-Braisse, Latin Sanctus Vincentius in Brixia derives from that of St. Vincent born in Zaragoza, martyred at Valencia in 304 during Diocletian's persecutions.

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